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Clarification for Look Ahead Night

Parents of current 4th grade students will attend a “Look Ahead” night this evening, May 23rd, to learn more about their children’s transition into 5th grade. Current 5th grade parents should not plan to attend this presentation. Please contact the office with any questions at office@sfx-school.org. Thank you!
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Kirby Larson’s One Author One Community visit

What a wonderful day we had on Friday with our visiting author, Kirby Larson. When Mrs. Larson arrived at SFX, she was greeted by our official student greeter, a 2nd grade student, who had read almost all of Mrs. Larson’s books as he was so excited that she was coming to the school. How wonderful to see so many students excited to finally meet Mrs. Larson and have her at our school. Mrs. Larson gave three prese
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we covered: La Tomatina. La Tomatina is a festival held on a Wednesday towards the end of August in the town of Buñol in the Valencia region in Spain. Tens of thousands of participants come from all over the world to fight in a harmless battle where more than one hundred metric tons of over-ripe tomatoes are thrown in the streets. We successfully finished a project in which we learned concepts s
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Great America Read to Succeed Vouchers

The Six Flags Read to Succeed Reading Challenge vouchers have arrived and were distributed to classroom teachers on Wednesday. All children who read the 6 required hours and submitted the reading log to the school earned a free day pass to Six Flags Great America. The vouchers are valid from June 12-August 6, 2017. Be sure to be on the lookout for these vouchers to come home in your child’s backpack. Mrs. Sawye
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2017 Art Show!

Hello all! This year’s Art Show will take place on Thursday, May 25th from 6-8:00pm. Please join us for an evening of 1st through 8th grade art in the Xavier Room. If you already have plans, no worries—the show will be left up from Thursday evening-Sunday, so parents can stop by after mass or throughout the day on Friday! We have been working hard all year, and would love for you to come by and celebrate the ar
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End of the year for the Library

It’s hard to believe we are just a few weeks away from the end of the school year. In an effort to get all school library materials back and inventoried before we leave for the summer, all library books checked out to students need to be back to the school library no later than Tuesday, May 30. Students may continue to checkout library books until Friday, May 26. In an effort to help children remember to return
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we covered Escucha/Listen. We read the book Escucha al Desierto/ Listen to the Dessert. While reading this book, students took turns in order to repeat the rhythmic sounds of this fascinating habitat at night. Our  portfolio activity consisted in writing down the phrase: ¡Chicos escuchen! whenever the teacher/coach needed the students/players to listen. Moreover, we conjugated the verb: Escuchar
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we finished our unit on Felices Pascuas/Happy Easter We successfully learned about: Easter Celebrations in Spanish Speaking Countries/Semana Santa en Paises de Habla Hispana.  With the help of Google Maps, we visited countries such us Mexico, Spain, Guatemala and Peru. We learned about different types of celebrations such as the creation of rugs made out of flowers and sawdust, traditional food,
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Spring Library Happenings

I hope everyone had a joyous Easter! It is hard to believe we are almost to the end of April and the school year is winding down. We continue to have many fun things happening in the library. Book Fair Wrap Up Much thanks to all the families who shopped our Spring Book Fair held at the Book Stall in Winnetka. 20% of the sales made by SFX families will come back to the school library and enable us to buy new books for
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we covered Felices Pascuas/Happy Easter We started a lesson that we will continue to work on next week as well: Easter Celebrations in Spanish Speaking Countries/Semana Santa en Paises de Habla Hispana.  With the help of Google Maps, we visited countries such us Mexico, Spain, Guatemala and Peru and learned about different types of celebrations such as the creation of rugs made out of flowers an
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Happy Easter!

Important Upcoming Dates: April 14th-17th: No School, Easter Break April 19th: April Birthday Dress Down April 21st: Chapter 7 History Test (study guided posted on Edmodo); Geometry Quiz (Vuckovic) April 25th-28th: ASPIRE testing
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Mike Lupica Visit

Tuesday we were so fortunate to host author Mike Lupica. His visit was made possible through the generosity of The Book Stall in Winnetka. Mike came to SFX earlier than planned and joined our 4th-6th grade Battle of the Books team members at the ice cream party we had to celebrate their accomplishment. After ice cream Mike addressed our 4th-8th grade students and spoke of his love of sports and how he always knew tha
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we covered the verb: jump/saltar. We read the book Salta Ranita Salta/ Jump Frog Jump.While reading this book students were exposed to repetitive questions such us: what should the frog do now? to which students responded: Salta ranita salta! Also, we worked on a portfolio activity in which students had to answer in Spanish to questions such as Can the table jump?/ Can the girl jump?   More
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5th Grade News 4/7/2017

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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Update

¡Hola! This past week we covered My House/Mi Casa Our portfolio activity consisted in labeling a house in order to comprehend and use the words puerta/door, ventana/window, techo/roof. Also this activity encourage students to answer in complete gramatical sentences to questions such as How many windows are in the house? Our art project consisted in designing: The house of my dreams/La casa de mis sueños. Then, they h
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Battle of the Books Update

Congratulations to our 4th-6th grade Battle of the Books team members. Our three SFX teams competed Monday against six other teams from two other schools-Baker Progressive School and Chiaravalle School.  Two of our SFX teams came in 2nd and 3rd place in the individual team competition and in the overall school competition SFX came in 2nd. I couldn’t be prouder of how well these students worked together and how
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Living Colonial Wax Museum

Dear Parents, As you know, the 5th graders have been studying life in the English colonies in History class. Students are currently working on a “Living Colonial Wax Museum” project. Each student has chosen a historical colonial figure and researched their lives and written a biography about them. At our wax museum event, they will each be dressed and posing as their colonial figure and will come to life
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Library Happenings in March

There has been much going on in the library this month. The first week in March we held our qualifying competitions for our annual Battle of the Books competition for 4th-6th grade students.  We had to narrow it down to a finite number of students so the 12 students with the highest scores in our Battle of the Book game show will be representing the school on Monday, March 20 at 4:00 p.m. when we compete in an inters
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Post

¡Hola! This past week we covered Arriba-flota, Abajo-hunde/ Up-float, down-sink. Our project consisted in writing down complete Spanish sentences using the verb estar/to be to explain the location of the little dog in the pictures.  Also, we labeled the objects in the pictures as a way to increase our Spanish Vocabulary. We finished our week conducting an experiment to see if various items would sink or float and the
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5th Grade News 3/17/17

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April Book Cafe

Last week, we had a great time during Book Cafe where we discussed Masterminds by Gordon Korman. Our next meeting of the group will take place on Tuesday, April 11 during 4th and 5th grade recess and lunch. Dessert will be provided.  The discussion is open to all students in 4th and 5th grade.  We will be reading Last Man Out by Mike Lupica, who will be visiting SFX on that same day to talk with all 4th-8th grade stu
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¡Hola! Spanish Weekly Post

¡Hola! This past week we covered the adjectives: Sucio y Limpio/Dirty and Clean. We started our lesson by having conversations about elements that we could relate to either limpio or sucio situations. Also, we read the book Harry: El Perrito Sucio/Harry the Dirty Dog. While reading this book students were able to identify more elements such as: barro/dirt, that they later used in their art project. Our art project co
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Family Day at Loyola University Volleyball

Attention SFX volleyball players! Loyola University invites all area Catholic schools to Loyola Men’s Volleyball Family Day. The Ramblers take on McKendree on Sunday, March 19th at 4pm at Loyola’s Gentile Arena in Rogers Park. Purchase special $3 tickets here using offer code “Family” (select “Specials and Students” to enter your code).
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